Our last inspection was in November 2009. The school was judged to be 'Outstanding'. This judgement has been consistant over a number of inspections. In particular inspectors noted that:
"This is an outstanding school. Highly effective leadership and management by the headteacher has, over a number of years steered the school into a position of sustained strength. Students feel very safe, valued and thrive in the rich learning environment provided for them. The school’s strong Catholic ethos permeates all aspects of school life. This is most evident in the ways in which students develop good relations with their peers, teachers and support staff, respect one another and show care and consideration for others. Students’ outstanding attitudes and behaviour underpin the school’s positive ethos and this, combined with good and often exceptional teaching, leads to outstanding achievement and consistently high standards."
"In lessons, good teaching in a positive, caring environment, and excellent student attitudes and behaviour, contribute towards students’ outstanding achievement."
"A broad range of GCSE and vocational courses and a broad range of enrichment opportunities contribute towards an outstanding curriculum that meets the needs of all students."
Click here to see the full inspection report from OFSTED.
Catholic Schools are also subject to a Catholic Education Service (CES) Inspection, carried out under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. This follows an OFSTED inspection.
Click here to see the full inspection report from the CES.